Mergers & Acquisitions

Chambers Europe/Global

“Amazing analytical and negotiation skills.”

Chambers Europe/Global

“Recognized as a leading player in this field.”

Chambers Europe/Global

“High quality, competency, turnaround time and organisation.”

IFLR 1000

“Easy to work with, highly responsive, flexible, ability to find tailored solutions, personal approach.”

Practice Group

Our Mergers & Acquisitions Group features lawyers with diverse backgrounds, training and specializations, all of whom have a distinctly international outlook. As a result, we offer clients a dedicated team that has the experience and size to handle every type of transaction across all relevant industry sectors, from complex start-up financing rounds to private equity deals and large private and public M&A cross-border projects.

Expertise

Experience

  • International and domestic lead counsel or special Swiss counsel in all types of mid-sized and large-scale transactions, auctions, complex acquisitions, public takeovers, shareholder activist situations, mergers, carve-out transactions, corporate restructurings, redomicilations and joint ventures across all industries
  • Advice to public and private companies, private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, institutional investors, directors, managers, individual entrepreneurs and investors from around the world
  • All aspects of investment and divestment transactions, including sophisticated tax structuring, acquisition finance, merger control, capital markets and fund structures, data protection, insolvency and restructurings
  • Counsel to SIX-listed Panalpina in connection with the successful CHF 4.6 billion public exchange tender offer launched by Danish DSV, resulting in one of the world’s largest supply chain solution providers
  • Counsel to German private equity firm EMERAM and Xovis management shareholders in the sale of Swiss-based Xovis Holding, the worldwide market leader in 3D sensor-based analysis of people flows and waiting times, to Swiss private equity firm Capvis
  • Counsel to Schroder & Co Bank in the sale of its Eastern European banking business to Swiss private bank CBH Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique
  • Counsel to Bouygues Construction in its acquisition of Alpiq Engineering Services, a leading Swiss player in the energy, industrial services and rail infrastructure sectors (enterprise value CHF 850 million)
  • Counsel to SIX Group, a European leader in payments and transactional services, on the carve-out of its European cards business into a strategic partnership with French Worldline for CHF 2.75 billion
  • Counsel to SIX-listed Julius Baer Group in its acquisition and integration of Swiss asset manager WMPartners Vermögensverwaltung
  • Counsel to the founders of MoneyPark, the leading Swiss technology-based advisory platform for financial products, in its 70% sale to Helvetia Group for CHF 107 million
  • Swiss counsel to SIX-listed ams, a leading supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, in its acquisition of Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics for up to USD 855 million in cash and newly issued ams shares
  • Counsel in the merger of TWINT (PostFinance) and Paymit (SIX), creating the leading Swiss mobile payment solution TWINT 2.0
  • Counsel to the canton of Graubünden and Axpo Holding as main shareholders in connection with SIX-listed electric power company Repower's strategic repositioning, delisting and refinancing
  • Counsel to Swiss private bank EFG International in the acquisition of Swiss bank BSI from Banco BTG Pactual for CHF 1 billion
  • Swiss counsel to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings, Tokyo, a portfolio company of KKR, in its acquisition of Bayer’s Diabetes Care Business for EUR 1 billion
  • Counsel in the public merger between two SIX-listed companies in the automation technology sector, Perrot Duval Holding and Infranor Inter

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